A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast Episode 17: The Top 5 Challenges Facing Us In 2013

EMS Roundtable A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast: Top 5 Challenges

A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast is RescueDigests’ weekly podcast featuring Rom Duckworth covering everything emergency services, from clinical topics, to leadership issues to why the rookie has to pay for lunch, all from a Fire Medic Perspective.




Rom Duckworth sits down with Fire / EMS Educator and IAFF Rep Jerry Biggart to lay out the top 5 challenges facing us in 2013.


Jerry Biggart has been involved in the fire service since 1994, and is a career lieutenant and NREMT paramedic with the City of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He is an EMS instructor/coordinator for the Milwaukee Fire Department, a fire/EMS instructor at technical colleges in southeastern Wisconsin, and a member of the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board and chair of the EMS Education & Training Committee. Jerry is a District Field Service Representative in the IAFF’s 5thDistrict, an Executive Board Member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin overseeing education, training, and EMS, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Department Management.


Our top 5 challenges? Staffing, Competition in EMS, Evidence Based Medicine, Safety and Service Beyond 911

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Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via www.romduck.com